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Araf

Araf

A Feature film by Yesim Ustaoglu

Release in France : 02/07/2014

    Synopsis

    Pretty Zehra and handsome Olgun spend most of their young lives working in a service
    station cafeteria near a lonely highway. Their monotonous work shifts are broken up only by sparks of naive expectations of a brighter future.
    Everything seems transient about their surroundings. The once important industrial area is now a faceless place of economic waste and unemployment. Most of the area’s occupants have all escaped to the big city in search of opportunity. But Zehra, Olgun and their friends still remain, caught somewhere in between the past and an uncertain future.
    Zehra dreams that love will take her away from her meaningless job and life at home with her strict old-fashioned mother. She becomes fascinated by an older truck driver, Mahur, who spends much of his time on the road. As Zehra’s desire for Mahur turns into a tragic first love, her rebellious friend Olgun becomes more and more frustrated, stuck at home, not yet a young man on his own. Zehra and Olgun will experience a bittersweet rite of passage, leading to both suffering and
    awakening. But as they say goodbye to their childhood innocence, love and hope will help them to move forward.
     

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    Screenwriter :

    Yesim Ustaoglu

    Co-producer :

    Catherine Dussart

    Sound Recordist :

    Bruno Tarrière

    Production Designer :

    Osman Ozcan

    Costume designer :

    Ayse Yildiz

    Foreign Producer :

    Yesim Ustaoglu

    Director of Photography :

    Michael Hammon

    Editors :

    Naim Kanat, Mathilde Muyard, Svetolik Mica Zajc

    Music Composer :

    Marc Marder

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    Turkish

    Coproducer countries :

    Turkey , France, Germany

    Original French-language productions :

    No

    Nationality :

    Minority French (Turkey , France, Germany)

    Production year :

    2013

    French release :

    02/07/2014

    Runtime :

    2 h

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    128.928

    Visa issue date :

    10/06/2013

    Approval :

    Yes

    Color type :

    Color

    Rating restrictions :

    Suitable for all viewers, with warnings